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A few weeks ago I received an email from an editor of an in-flight magazine published by a major airline. He informed me he was coming to town to write a travel feature on the city. Having never been here before, he was in need of some direction before touching down at JIA. It’s not uncommon for us to receive such inquiries, so I replied that Jacksonville Magazine was ready and eager to provide him with whatever guidance he desired.
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Make waves with these nautical activities and attractions.
The Jacksonville Light Parade is a dazzling display to kick off the holiday season on Thanksgiving weekend (November 14), starting at Metropolitan Park and traveling along the St. Johns River past the Jacksonville Landing. Free registration fills fast for the 100-vessel limit. coj.net.
Strange in the City
Northeast Florida stays quirky in more ways than one.
In a town with multiple airports and military bases, it’s not unusual to see an aircraft with flashing lights in the sky. However, not all flying objects can be identified, which is why local yokels post their UFO sightings on websites like ufoinfo.com and ufomaps.com. More than 100 believers have shared visions of boomerang-shaped entities and silver spheres with strobe lights, and green fireballs making “zed-zid zed-zid” sounds. Na-nu na-nu, indeed.
Jax On the Cheap
Ways to stretch your pennies and have a good time doing it.
Renovations to Jacksonville’s iconic Friendship Fountain are done, making the riverfront park an ideal spot to enjoy a picnic or stroll along the Southbank. Improvements include grassy areas, additional seating, new lighting and trees and the stunning fountain right in the center of it all. If you are there at night, colorful lights accentuate the water fountain, creating a must-see destination. Free. 1015 Museum Cir., jaxfountain.com.